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blindsided by her health insurance provider, prominence health plan. she says her open enrollment period was closing in mid- december. at the same time, prominence was informing the carson medical group, which includes the lion's share of the carson medical community it was cutting its compensation to them by a third. that was more than the medical group could absorb. so, they informed pam and approximately 700 others they were no longer accepting prominence insurance. she's been seeing doctors there for 38 years. perondi: "my gynecologist is there. my family doctor is there. so yeah, this affects me terribly." and there appears to be few physicians left in carson or carson valley for those people to see. carson medical group says it feels for its former patients, but had no choice and the late notification left them with no time to work on a solution. lollich: "if we'd had notification in the fall that there business needed to do that, we could have sat down and talked we couldn't have accepted that figure, but
but that didn't happen lollich says his group held off for a week while calls to prominence went unanswered. finally they notified their affected patients. a week later prominence sent out a similar notification. pam perondi says at this point she doesn't know what she'll do. there are just three family doctors in the carson area accepting prominence and it's unclear if any are able to accept patients let alone 700 left suddenly left without. we called prominence for their input and were promised a call back. we've yet to receive it. ed pearce kolo 8 news now. it was the warmest day reno's seen in a while. but more wet weather is on the way. chief meteologist jeff thompson has the forecast. jeff? high pressure will keep the weather quiet through tuesday night. with valley inversions in
at times. the next storm will move in early wednesday morning. valleys will get rain conditions at times. most accumulating snow will fall above 5500', with a quick 6-10" possible in the sierra. the weather will stay unsettled through the weekend, with -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a becoming south around 5 mph. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. south wind 5 to 10 mph. wednesday: a chance of rain before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. wednesday night: a chance of
students are going back to class, after a long holiday break. but, not students at pine middle school. a pipe broke the day after christmas, and forced emergency repairs on the walls and floors. students won't be able to go back to school, for two more weeks. kolo 8 news now terri russell is learning new information today. terri, this problem was made even more complicated by asbestos. its one reason for the delay in students getting back to pine. when you see the inside of the school, you'll understand just how elaborate these repairs have gotten. these are just a couple of pictures of the repairs currently ongoing at pine middle school. while the cause hasn't been determined, a water line break above the cafateria, has forced crews to remove floors and portions of walls which contain asbestos. it would have eventually had to have been done as the floors continued to wear here, but this school wasn't even on the top ten for improvements--that was until the water line break. chris cobb/wcsd maintenance
had be had previous money this floor very likely would have been done. and it would not have been as big an abatement project. you could have probably been in here, gone in and out. signs let parents know the school was closed and directed them to phone numbers for additional information. no doubt many families are left scrambling making arragements for there middle school child to be anywhere but at pine. but cobb says this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the district's aging school facilities. an immediate problem pushed an older school to the top of the list for repairs--inconveniencing families and faculty alike. cobb: we are working hard tyring to be pro-active on certain things. a lot of times based upon the shear aoumt of order you get on the maintenance side, it is a reactive process.. the last of school bond money will be spent in part on five elementary schools including pleasant valley elementary. here some tiles on the floor of the multi-purpose room are 50 years old. the entire floor will be removed and replaced along with the flooring in classrooms. fixtures in the classroom will also see improvements, and this ceiling covering colored by the ventilation system will be going pleasant valley elementary. here some tiles on the floor of the multi-purpose room are 50 years old. the entire floor will be removed and replaced along with the flooring in classrooms. fixtures in the
improvements, and this ceiling covering colored by the ventilation system will be going as well. besides those improvements, the five elementary schools will be updated with wi- fi. safety and security updates will be implemented there and other schools as well. all for a total of 73- million dollars which includes three years worth of general replacements of systems throughout the district and signature academies updates. this is the last of the 2000-two roll over bonds. terri russell, kolo 8 news now. two suspects are in custody tonight after a deadly early-morning shooting in carson ci. 19-year-old allen garcia-manriquez was arrsted about 8 hours after the shooting. we jsut got this mugshot in the last 15 minutes. his brother 18-year-old jesus garcia-manriquez was also arrested. it happened just after 12-30 near blackwell park in the area of windridge and spooner drive. investigators tell us the victim: 18-year-old grant watkins was shot during
watkins was allegedly selling three ounces of marijuana to the suspects. "to the best of our knowledge at this point and time, it appears as though they had set a pre- arrainged spot. it's a community park. and it just happened." the suspects were arrested at an apartment near fifth street and harbin arrested at an apartment near fifth street and harbin avenue. inside deputies say they found drug paraprenalia and ten thousand dollars in cash.### the process of extraditing drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman to the u-s is now underway. that was confirmed today, by the mexican attorney general's office. for now, guzman is in solitary confinement in mexico's highest security prison. it's the same one, he escaped from six months ago. officials say joaquin guzman's secret meeting with academy award winning actor, sean penn-- led to his re- capture. penn interviewed the drug lord, 3-months ago for rolling stone.
like harboring or concealing a fugitive, you'd need evidence that he actually helped him. aided him, gave him money, sheltered him. not just to say, he met with him." mexican authorities were tracking penn during his visits with el chapo. the kingpin was trying to land a movie deal about his life. this afternoon---- he said he has "nothing to hide" about his interview with el chapo. ### the man who died after being pulled from a pond in teglia's paradise park is identified. the washoe county medical examiner's office says he is 19-year-old sit-tan-eye-lee-eye two-uh-huh-lang-in-g sitanilei tu'ihalangingie. he was with his family when he fell through the ice in the early morning hours on friday. rescue crews say he was in the water for about half an hour before being pulled out. the incident is still under investigation. in exactly three weeks, the first votes will finally be counted. and the democratic race is tightening in the hawkeye state.
commanding lead in iowa now appears to be all but gone... thanks to a late surge from her chief rival. "i think we have an excellent chance to win here" a new nbc/wall street journal/marist poll shows vermont senator bernie sanders is statistically tied with clinton... trailing by only 3 percent. sanders holds three separate events on monday in the hawkeye state. "maybe we should have an economy that works for all of the people, not just a handful of billionaires" a win for sanders in iowa -- followed by a win in new hampshire, where he and clinton are also neck and neck -- could put clinton's nomination hopes in danger. "we've got three weeks to go until the caucus" on monday, the former secretary of state welcomed an endorsement from transportation secretary anthony foxx -- an endorsement she accepted while campaigning... in iowa. "iowa will have the first chance, in the nation, to express its -- your views -- about who we want to be president." meanwhile on the
"i love polls when i'm winning" donald trump held a morning rally in new hampshire, where he holds a commanding lead over ted cruz. trump went after the texas senator, once again questioning his citizenship. "ted cruz has a problem. because the question is, is he a natural born citizen? in iowa, it's another story.... a new quinnipiac university poll has trump at 31 percent... cruz nipping at his heels at 29 percent. in washington, i'm steve nannes reporting. tomorrow ohio governor john kasich is making a campaign stop in reno. he will be at the washoe county g-o-p headquarters starting at one-45. tickets are not required... but you're encouraged to r-s-v-p. you can find a link at kolo-tv-dot-com. if you think human trafficking is only a problem in other countries... think again. it foces millions of children into slavery... but lawmakers are fighting back. plus--
minutes wasted could cost lives immediatly after an avalanche. but, first responders are preparing for the danger. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast,. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with
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the mansion was built in 19-27 and purchased by playboy in 1971, for 1- point-1 million dollars.### high pressure will keep the weather quiet through tuesday night. with valley inversions in place, air quality may degrade at times. the next storm will move in early wednesday morning. valleys will get rain and snow, with breezy conditions at times. most accumulating snow will fall above 5500', with a quick 6-10" possible in the sierra. the weather will stay unsettled through the weekend, with another storm due on saturday.
tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. south wind 5 to 10 mph. wednesday: a chance of rain before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. wednesday night: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. chance of precipitation is 40%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. thursday night: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a low around 32. friday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. saturday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. saturday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 41. high pressure will keep the weather quiet through tuesday night. with valley inversions in place, air quality may degrade at times. the next storm will move in early wednesday morning. valleys will get rain and snow, with breezy conditions at times. most accumulating snow will fall above 5500', with a quick 6-10" possible in the sierra. the weather will stay unsettled through the weekend, with another storm due on saturday. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy,
wind 5 to 10 mph. wednesday: a chance of rain before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation human trafficking awareness day. human trafficking is as much of a problem now as it has ever been, and it's not just overseas. kolo 8 news now's washington correspondent peter zampa spoke with officials working to come-bat combat the criminal activity. it's barbaric and horrific, yet human trafficking continues to thrive across the world. the department of homeland security is working to raise awareness that this is not just an issue on foreign soil. "it's 2016, and there are anywhere between 21 and 30
slavery. that's outrageous to me." maria odom works at the department of homeland security and is the chair of the blue campaign, a dhs effort to combat human trafficking. "we've been working to raise consciousness about the fact that human trafficking does occur in the united states in the form of commercial sex trade, domestic servitude, and forced labor." last summer lawmakers passed a law that makes it easier for law enforcement to bring human traffickers to justice, but congressman hurd says there's still a lot of work to be done in washington. "this is something
of this but making sure we're doing everything that we can to ensure law enforcement is working together to stop this despicable practice." odom says her campaign is working with law enforcement training centers to provide advanced training for detecting and reporting human trafficking at home and abroad. in 2015 immigration customs enforcement arrested more than 1,400 individuals for human trafficking. "i think that there has been an awakening to the problem of human trafficking, and the communities are finally accepting the fact that this is happening in our own backyard." the blue campaign has formal partnerships with more than 15 companies, cities, states, and countries. the campaign just formalized a partnership with washington d.c. this morning. reporting in washington, i'm peter zampa. attorney general adam laxalt released a statement saying quote... "today serves as a reminder to nevadans that each one of us can play a part, in combatting human trafficking... "...whether by educating our communities or offering our time and financial support to organizations that provide services to victims." ### that fresh mountain snow is bringing people to the back country. but avalanches are always a threat. we'll show you how rescue crews are preparing. plus-- "turn and face the strange. ch-ch-changes. look out now you rock and rollers." we lost a music leagend to cancer over the
will soon be gone. you're not going to see the name motorola on phones anymore. the the name will be changed to moto by lenovo. lenovo bought motorola from google in 2014 for almost 3- billion dollars. motorola was responsible for the first walkie-talkies - and consumer cell phones. ### better than average snowfall has more skiers and riders heading to the backcountry this season. but with the reward of fresh snow? comes the risk of avalanche. first responders this week learning the latest rescue procedures. kolo 8 news now's colin
training counts. if caught in an avalanche... nats - "are you ready to work tremp... tremper is your best chance at rescue... nats - dog working. "the dog is basically picking up a scent that is coming up through the snow for a buried person." but trained avalanche dogs are in short supply in the back country... and time for a rescue... is limited... "we' have heard all types of numbers as far as how long people can survive, but really we would like to have them unburied in 10 minutes." that's why first responders today... focusing on several ways... they can find a buried skier... snowshoer... or snowmobiler. nats - recco. this system... called recco. several brands of ski clothes have these copper diodes built in. nats - recco. fire departments... and ski slopes have these receives on hand that can pinpoint a buried skier. "it is all line of sight so it goes straight ahead."
however... avalanche beacons. "the first thing i am going to do is take my beacon out and go into search mode." nats - beeping watching the numbers on their screen... rescuers are able to pinpoint the location of another beacon in transmit mode... likely attached to that lost skier. nats - probes down. finally... finding the actual victim is done with probes... all of these skills... necessary because avalanches will happen this year. "in the history around here we have had unfortunately fatalities due to avalanches in the near back country access that we have, and we also have had avalanches within the back country avalanches up in incline." and with an excess of snow already this year... the risk is that much higher... on the mount rose summit... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. another part of the training today: snow science. first responders need to know which hills are avalanche prone, so they can safely conduct a rescue without triggering -another avalanche. a state of emergency in california... as a gas leak forces thousands from their homes.
the 69-year-old rock and roll star passed away last night after a private 18-month battle with cancer. his flamboyant image has been a driving force in pop culture for decades; pioneering glam rock and earning him two grammys, an emmy, and selling 140 million records. bowie also starred in movies like "the hunger" and "the man who fell to earth." "david bowie really was a quintessential product of both the 20th century and the 21st century - he was a songwriter, he was a singer, he was an actor, he was a composer, he was an impresario, he was an artist, he was a poet, he was everything." bowie celebrated his 69th birthday on friday. he leaves behind wife, supermodel iman, and two children. closer to home reaction to the passing of david bowie has been just as intense. kolo 8 news now' paul harris spoke with fans in our town today and has more. sarah.... i asked people what their favorite